Thursday, 31 December 2009


After visiting Helens lovely blog I got inspired to join in this challenge by Moving along with the times, this Challenge Blog had somehow slipped under my radar so thanks Helen for pointing the way.

There is a sketch to follow and the added theme of BEARS, I loved the sketch and had this gorgeous Peach Keen Bear in mind from the very start.

The image has been coloured with Copics and Prismas, I love the way you can combine these 2 colouring mediums, I have used glimmer dust around the edge of the Nestie Oval and the Corners. The Flowers have been punched from the backing card and Kaiser Craft Paper. Pearls, Spacers brads and punches were all purchased from Jill at The Hobby House.

Hope you all have a fabulous New Years Eve and if you are going out have a great time but be careful. I am off to spend a few Days with my Son and DIL in Rye, Mum always spends New Year with some friends who live in the village. I hope my scheduling for the next few days works this time, as I have a card for tomorrow and Saturday.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Thank You Cards x 2

Good Morning!! I thought blogging was like riding a bike you never forget how to do it, but I have just found out thats not true. I thought I had scheduled the Peachy Keen Card below to post last evening but I obviously I did something wrong, so instead of 2 posts I have combined these two cards.

I know this is a Christmas Tilda but she is so pretty I just cannot consign her to the Christmas Box and have decided to use her all year through, especially as I am so disappointed with the Winter Tilda Club Kit, I don't know why but I just cannot get used to Tilda in HIGH HEELS!!!!!

This card has been made to thank my dear DIL for all the hard work and love she put into making Christmas so special for all the family this year.

Tilda has been coloured with Distress Inks, btw have you seen the new Distress Ink Colours Tim Holtzs is going to release at the CHA Wow I just cannot wait and am saving my pennys as I must have them all. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy and has been cut out with one of the Nesties Fancy Tags, the edges have been distressed with DI (an idea I stole from dear Rach). Papers are Magnolia and flowers as usual are from Wild Orchid Craft.

Now for the card that should have been posted yesterday. This is my DT creation for this weeks Peachy Keen Challenge, which is a fabulous sketch for you to follow. Please pop over to the challenge site to see the gorgeous creations by my fellow DT members, Kathy is always so kind and generous and has lived up to that with this weeks prize so I do hope you can come and join us.

Don't you just love these cute froggies I love the faces on both of them, they have been coloured with Copics, the Papers are Bo Bunny and I have used another of my new Martha Stewart Border Punches gain and also lots of lovely flat back pearls, the Punch and Pearls are all available from The Hobby House.

Well thats it for today.
Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

A Cozy Night in

The weather forecast here is for more snow so what a better way can there be to spend a cold night than snuggled up in the warm reading a good book. I think this lovely Elizabeth Bell image from Whiff of Joy sums it up completely.

I have used Copics and Prismas to colour this image, the papers are from scrap drawer so not sure who they are by but have a feeling its Kay&Co. I am loving these new deep border punches from Martha Stewart (thanks Bev Mwahxxx), I have added glimmer dust to the border. The Flowers are another present and the spacers and pearls are from The Hobby House.

Yesterday I made a curry and couple of pies with the left over turkey, I was so pleased to see the back of it, when will we ever learn to buy less at Christmas!!! If you have to go back to work today best of luck.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Monday, 28 December 2009

A Card at Last

It seems like I have been absent for ages I have so missed Blogging and card making these last 3 weeks. I contracted a really bad chest infection, it really affected my breathing and I just couldn't manage to shake it off, anyway I am feeling so much better now and am looking forward to an evening of blog hopping to see all the great creations that have been posted since my enforced absence.

I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas thank you for all your lovely Christmas Greetings and messages, I had 2 days with all the family (15 of them) and couldn't have had a more fantastic time.

Now for today's card I trawled around for a challenge this morning and fell in love with the fabulous sketch on The Sugar Bowl, and it also gave me an excuse (if one was needed) to use this fabulous Sugar Nellie stamp which was a present from my very dear friend Donalda.

The papers are by Magnolia, and the image has been coloured to match with Copics and Prisma Pencils, the flowers are as usual from Wild Orchid Crafts and have been sprayed with Snow Angel Glimmer Mist, the Pearls and Hat Pins are all from The Hobby House.

Hope to have another card tomorrow now I am back in the swing. Have a good evening

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Friday, 11 December 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge

Just Magnolia .... It's Christmas!!

Not to much to think about with this weeks challenge - Its Christmas - so we look forward to seeing any type of Christmas Creation as long as it has at least one Magnolia Stamp, and this week we are look for our GDT for January.

I am really struggling this week so its another really short post again. I have used two of the New Christmas Magnolia stamps for this card, and as usual with Tilda coloured her with Distress Inks. The papers are by Magnolia, what did we do before these fabulous papers. Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Don't forget there is still time to enter the Wags'n Whiskers blog hop there is a link on my side bar to the relevant post

Wags'n Whiskers Blog Hop

Today is Wags 'n Whiskers Blog hop day to celebrate the launch of their new stamps by Crissy Armstrong. This new release will be available to purchase from 12pm GMT/7am EST today, all the details will be on Wags'N Whiskers blog.

Make sure to leave comments during the Hop because there will be prizes!! Four blogs will be hosting candy...but you won't know which leave a comment on all of them!!

Four (4) lucky winners will get their choice of two (2) stamps from this release!!!

At 12pm GMT/7am EST, the stamps will go live!

All of the images for this release are IN STOCK and ready to be shipped.

There will also be an "I Want it All" package again where you will receive a discount if you purchase the whole release!!

If you arrived here from Nikkis Blog then you are on the right track but... if you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Wags'N Whiskers The next blog to visit is Chris's.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Thursday, 10 December 2009

A Very Quick Post

Sorry this is going to be a rushed post, I have just got back from Baby Sitting (much later than planned), and I have so much of that horrible H word to do home here that I had better make a start before I put up the Christmas Decorations. So here goes.

The first card was one I made for Mos Challenge last week but was too late to post it called Noel with Gifts (I think), and had been coloured with Copics and the papers are from Basic Grey, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts,

Another Wags'nWhiskers Sneak Peek.

I challenge you not to fall in love with this fantastic image created by Crissy Armstrong for Wags'n Whiskers. Only one more day and our new release will be available to purchase tomorrow, Friday 11th at 12pm GMT/7am EST!!!!!! Not long to wait!!!!

This image is called Puppy Love Ahhhh!!! and has been coloured with Distress Inks, The papers are a download that I have had for ever not even sure now who I bought it from, but I think it suits the image perfectly.

Right off to get on with the H*******k and as soon as I am finished I will answer 2 days worth of e-mails and comments.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

All the W's

Wags'nWhiskers Sneak Peek Day 1

I hope you have a cup of coffee of tea beside you cos this is one long post, I have 2 cards today and lots of news. Today is the first day for you to have a sneak peek of the new Wags'nWhiskers stamps designed by Crissy Armstrong, these lovely new stamps will be released on Friday so not long to wait before you can get you hands on them.

There will be more sneak peeks from my fellow DT Divas on their blogs today and if you leave a comment on the posts you could be in with a chance of some candy.

Here is a list of where you can find todays sneak peeks
Have fun visiting and best of luck.

I have used "He Loves Me" stamp for my first SP, this gorgeous image has been coloured with Distress Inks. The papers are by Imaginise.

The flowers have been punched from the same papers and I have added Stardust Stickles around the edge of the petals. Will have another image to show you tomorrow.

Whiff of Joy Challenge

Sparkle!! Sparkle!!! Sparkle!!!

Yes that is our challenge this week!! Sparkle!!!
We would love to see lot of sparkle on your cards this week and just in time for the holidays too.

Don't forget Katharina has her Advent Calendar going on still on her blog, there is a free stamp everyday so make sure you get in the draw you never know you may be the lucky winner.

And she also has her sale still going on till the 20th on all Winter and Christmas Stamps, you still have time to order and get those cards done and even better yet have them again for next year. So go check the sale out over at Whiff of Joy Store.

Now lets see your wonderful creations with all the Sparkle!!! Remember only 1 rule you must use a Whiff of Joy Stamp.

As this card is to go abroad I have tried to keep the embllies down a bit, Postage and all that. I have used another of Norma Fickels Little Gnomes on this card available from Whiff of Joy. Little Wee in Stocking has been coloured with Copics. I took Bevs advise and actually made up my card before I coloured the image so I hope I have a good match with the colouring. I will try yo make all my cards this way from now on, so much easier than colouring and then searching for matching papers!!!!

I have used the Spellbinders Fleur des Lys die to cut out the centre and have added lots of Glimmer Dust around the edges. Added Sizzix and MS Snowflakes and gorgeous Flat Backed Pearls. I am off to do Baby Sitting Duties today, Cannot wait to spend some Nanny time with Owen.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge

Our Challenge this week was picked by our very own Joanne and she challenged us to make a Monochromatic card (not just black and white) all tones of the same colour, and dear generous Nikki has offered a wonderful set of stamps as a prize.

Sorry another easel card, I am just loving this shape card. I am also loving this little Cozy Tilda who has been coloured with distress inks, then cut out an placed on the Magnolia Snowflake Circle which has been heat embossed with Crystal EP and Lavender Liquid Pearls have been added. To achieve the colour I wanted for Tildas snowsuit I mixed Milled Lavender and weathered wood, I think it is a good match to the lovely Magnolia papers.

Sizzix and Martha Stewart Snowflakes have been added the large snowflakes have been covered with drys clear glue and Twinklets have been sprinkled over them. I am not really a fan of Mirriboard but the silver seemed to fit this card.

The sentiment on the base of the card is also by Magnolia and the Mini Angel Tilda was one I pucked up at the NEC she has also been coloured with distress inks.

Have a good day
Hugs Jacqui x

Monday, 7 December 2009

Rocking around the Christmas Tree

Stamp Something Challenge

WooHoo the theme on Stamp Something this week is right up my street, Glitzy Somethings, hope I have fulfilled the criteria.

All the stamps on this card are from the wonderful DT Package I received from Kathy at Peachy Keen Stamps, I just feel I am so lucky to be able to have this little cuties to play with. I cannot praise these fabulous stamps enough they stamp perfectly every time and are made of the most gorgeous Peach Acrylic a real pleasure to use. The two Penguins (PK-318) and Christmas Trees and Snowflakes (PK-19) have just been released. I have coloured them with Copics and added lots of Glamour Dust to the Trees and Snowflakes.

The Tea Bag Folded Christmas Tree was an Idea from Create and Craft last year and is very easy to make, I hope to do a tutorial on them on the Whiff of Joy Tutorial Blog soon if you are interested. The snowflakes are a mixture of Sizzix and MS Snowflake Punch, the large white one has been covered in Twinklets.

Now some news from Wags'nWhiskers

We are sooooooooo excited as our 2nd release is taking place on Friday 11th December!!!! That's right this coming Friday!!!! Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th December we will start sneak peeks on the Design Team blogs and on the Wags'nWhiskers Website . Then on Friday our blog hop will begin at 5am GMT/12am EST!!!! Our new release will be available to purchase Friday at 12pm GMT/7am EST!!!

But the excitement doesn't stop there!!!

Would you like to win a complete set of our new release? .... You Would then Pop over to the Wags'nWhiskers website and find out how.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Mutual Appreciation Society!!!!!

Whiff of Joy DT Card

What a strange world this is, on my daily visit to my dear friend Bevs blog, she has said that she has cased my Green Just Magnolia card for her new creation, wow you have no idea how proud that made me cannot believe she would want to case one of my cards!!!! the odd thing was that for my card today I had actually cased Bevs Side Step card on the Just Magnolia Tutorial Blog.

I must say Bev it was a fabulous tutorial and so easy to follow, I have used 3 of the great Gnome Stamps designed by Norma Fickel for Whiff of Joy, the delish papers are from The Hobby House, you had better get over there quickly as I don't think Jill will have them in stock for long. The images have all been coloured with Copics and Prismas.

Here is Wee with his Reindeer

and I just adore this little gnome and his cat.

Don't forget I am running the Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar Event everyday on Katharinas Blog, there is a prize everyday and all you have to do is leave a link on Mt Linky, so pop over and join in, you have to be in it to win it!!!!!

Have a great Sunday everyone

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Happy Birthday Jemma

Sketch Saturday Challenge

There is a fabulous sketch this week by my dear friend Jeanette on Sketch Saturday, and also Katharina from Whiff of Joy has very generously offered one of Elizabeth Bells new Winter Images - Willow Reading - as a prize.

This gorgeous image by Mo from Mo's Digital Pencil, has been calling out to me to be coloured but I have been so busy the last couple of weeks that I just haven't got round to doing it, so when I had 5 minutes to spare tonight I just couldn't resist. She has been coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils. The lush papers are by Kaisercraft, another of Tabs beautiful white roses has been used it has been sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist. In case you are wondering about the Title of this post, the card is for my little niece Jemma who will be 4 next week.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Snowballs on Saturday

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

We have a brand new Guest Designer for December....the lovely and oh so talented LIZ from Buttons for Brains....and Liz will be with us up until Christmas.....and I can guarantee you will be in for lots more fabulous inspiration. I would also like to thanks the fantastic Debby for being our guest designer for the last 4 weeks. Mwahxxx

So onto this week's challenge......we had Christmas for the Guys a few weeks ago so we couldn't forget the girls could we and this week's challenge is


Great prize this week from Valentines so please come and join us in the fun.

This is one of those stamps that somehow find their way to the bottom of the storage box, I haven't used her for at least 2 years but I am so glad I found her she fits this weeks challenge perfectly. I have coloured her with Copics and added flowersoft to the snowballs, the papers were more from the stash that is laying on my desk (I have made my mind up to tidy my desk today, my working space is getting smaller and smaller). I have used the MS Village Border Punch and MS Snowflake Punch, the lovely buttons on the snowflakes are from Jill at The Hobby House.

Have a great weekend everyone, I am sure its going to be a busy one for you all.
Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx
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